Chillis rolls out of Vegas

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Chillis, Feb 29, 2020.

  1. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    I'll have better chances on the souped up Monkey doing an SS1000.

    Still can't believe I got on a carb'ed and drum brake'd bike. It was alright until it wasn't.

    Except those brakes. Almost had to Flintstone the thing to stop from going into the back of a Jeep from 40 mph(indicated) with plenty of room... for disc brake'd bikes.
  2. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    Crankshaft Thursdays. New parts arrive in two days and I'll tear the Monkey apart again and I think I can do everything from home this time.

    If the piston shows any wear then it will be waiting season again while an order goes to Japan.

    I'm planning to leave most assemblies together like the intake is staying on the head, just wires and cables off.

    Speedo and neutral sensors, oil temp sensors staying attached to the bike.

    Hope to do teardown and reassembly in one day.
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    But you'll take your time and not rush just to meet that goal, right?
  4. Dirt Road Cowboy

    Dirt Road Cowboy I aim to misbehave.

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    He can do it blindfolded by now! :lol3
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  5. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    I'm in no hurry. Knowing the techniques to disassemble and reassemble means no trips to the repair shop. The leaky seal, I know how to get that on without it rolling the lip.

    New gaskets on the way, should be good there.

    Just have to dry fit the flywheel and not lose the keys.
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    simbaboy Lansing MBS Supporter

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    practice (i mean mistakes) makes it perfect...lol

    i have rebuilt my xr400 engine so many times that i hardly make any more mistakes. the last one is dry fitted the clutch cover and torqued it. that was bad and it leaked after the final assembly. have to wait 4 days to get a new gasket, but now i keep spare gaskets. i should just buy sheets of gasket material and make my own.

    sad we missed you....it would be cool to see the 5th monkey here....except a yellow will feel out of place....:D
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    That's a fun looking photo. Sorta reminds me of a pack of wolves or something. :lol3

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    Mofrid Been here awhile Supporter

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    More like a barrel of Monkeys!
  10. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    We should get a Monkey/small bike gathering with off-road routes involved.

    Not sure I'm going to be able to plan much or have the time to multi-day anything for a while but maybe next year or late summer Sierra's this year.

    Or the Grand Canyon-Parashant/Gold Butte region during proper weather conditions.
  11. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    Just realized the motor will still take a few days with freezing the crank/bearings, cooking the cases, etc.
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    Slow and steady wins the Monkey.
  13. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    Just got the update that the crank and gaskets arrive today. Time to get the freezer bag ready.

    Go DHL!
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  14. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    Off to the freezer!

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    I'll compare the keys to the Honda ones when the package is opened. Until then they stay with the bearing with the crank in the freezer.
  15. ZoomerP

    ZoomerP Long timer Supporter

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    You're slacking, Brian.

    If you were serious about getting this assembled, we'd see a liquid nitrogen dewar and an induction heater on your picnic table bench.
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  16. Chillis

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    The picnic table will host assembly duty again! Screw the garage. Actually I've got too much packed in the garage so only final marriage of big pieces will happen there.

    May pull the motor tonight, we'll see. Trying to figure out how much I can leaving certain parts groups assembled. Shift drum can stay in as well as the clutch assembly and that one set of gears. Output shaft may have to come out.

    Removing bearings, I think I want to try heat gun and tap them out but I may end up having to take to the shop to have them press the crank out again.

    He used a heat gun to drop the crank into the bearing though so we'll see.

    The bearing into the case fell right in. Didn't even need to tap it so maybe heating the case around the bearing will allow an easy egress.

    If it is any amount of fuss I'll strip it all down.
  17. NSFW

    NSFW basecamp4adv Super Supporter

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    there's already one planned in July....see next text


    hope to see more of it in the Crater Lake rally in July
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  18. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    Send me a link on the ride. Didn't see a listing.
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  19. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer Supporter

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    Here we go again!

    Definitely oil pump again!

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    KICKNBACK Old enough to know better young enough not to care

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    Couldn’t that be from the trans gears meshing?
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